bold on a budget. I always look for strong contrasts and hopefully tasteful designs. The inspiration for this week is going back to school. Ty is old enough now to go to preschool and Samson is finishing his bachelors degree.
When I think about 'Back to School', it reminds me of the excitement of school shopping with my mom and sisters. It was always fun to choose that crisp new “first day of school outfit.” With my own children it has been fun to see the excitement build for going to school for the first time. I wanted this outfit to embody the enthusiasm of attending preschool for the first time. The color scheme of brilliant blue, mustard yellow, and plum purple echo the decorations that adorn the halls of primary education.
The asymmetrical jacket is the perfect addition protect against that early morning bite that comes with the fall. The backpack is to the scale of the miniature frame of a preschooler with the utility to hold and organize pencils, crayons, paper, scissors, and basic readers.
Papa Shaffer assumed it was store bought when he saw it. This brings me some pride because sometimes the "homemade" look is not desirable. Although this handcrafted designer bag is priceless.
I bet you love the shoes as much as I do. No we didn't put a lot of money into a shoe budget for this season. They were a thrift store find at $2, after mixing puffy paint and craft paint topped with a sealant they were transformed from a dingy white to vibrant mustard yellow. I've noticed on Pinterest lately that vintage style shoes filling my news feed. This took the vintage look and gave it a modern twist.
Sometimes accessories are almost as important as the project itself. We made a simple belt from waistband elastic and a purse buckle. It has growing room for years to come and could even be useful in holding Heber or Boston's pants. The floppy bow will have our model looking picture day perfect.
How'd I do at strong contrasts and tasteful designs?
|How about the shoeless photo bomber. These two make a great team.|